In the wake of a family crisis with her grandmother, Georgina De la Garza's family turned to her to assess the difficult decisions. Despite a few lectures on palliative care in her first year of medical school, De la Garza was unsure of how to handle such situations. The realization that there was much more for her to learn, for her sake and for the sake of her patients, guided her desire to assist in the development of new experiential training.
What it’s really like to be a standardized patient
Specially trained instructors teach students the fundamentals of a physical exam, with their own bodies
Technological advances create level of realism in simulation previously unimaginable
Real-world training in collaborative care